Gallery: China is Responsible for Almost Half of Global Coal Consumptio...


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As over 30 million residents of Beijing experience record-breaking levels of hazardous smog, the U.S. Energy Information Agency’s latest report shows that China currently accounts for almost half of all the global coal consumption; totaling 325 million tons in 2011 alone. The EIA report explains that coal consumption in China grew more than 9 percent in 2011, accounting for 87 percent of the global increase in coal use that year.

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